Retirement Income Options

Retirement Income Options Options includes all stock recs from Sustainable Growth and Dividend Collector. What sets RIO apart is the option selling overlay – covered calls and cash-secured puts – that generates extra income and helps manage equity risk.

Option selling is a professional strategy that takes some getting used to, however, if you are a long-term investor with a contrarian streak who likes to add income to the bottom line, this is THE strategy worth learning.

Before making any options trades, read:

Retirement Income Options

Leverage For When The Market Turns Up

Summary Leverage is a double edged sword that must be wielded carefully. Overextending on leveraged positions can lead to massive portfolio destruction. Wait for likely turning points and scale in slowly. Waiting for an uptrend is the easiest and safest way to use leverage,  though has less profit potential, which […]

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Managing Your Hedges

Summary Hedges are small positions with potential for large offsets in a falling market. We place hedges when markets are overvalued and there is a discernible catalyst to drive prices down – we try to avoid outright speculation. Our current hedging thesis is almost played out and we need to […]

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Option Selling Ideas

Summary Selling puts this month could be a boon if there is a small correction and volatility. We will want to be aggressive put sellers into the buyback bubble that is blowing into year-end. I am not too keen on buying calls right now, that seems a time for a […]

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Oil Stock Swing Trades

Summary I am adding to oil stock positions ahead of this week’s and next week’s earnings. Some of the positions are brand new. Added are Centennial Resource Development, Pioneer Natural Resources and Continental Resources. Because we already have LEAPs to 2020, these new positions are calls to winter 2019. As […]

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August Option Selling Ideas

Summary Use options to build and trim positions for your ebb and flow trading style. I am erring on the side of caution until this market gives back a little. Still very bullish on oil stocks given manipulated supply, rising demand, lack of long-cycle investment and Iran sanctions. You do […]

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June Option Selling Ideas

Summary After a mini-correction, the market is warming up again. Maybe it lasts, maybe it doesn’t. Sometimes doing little to nothing, while waiting for existing positions to move or expire (options) is the right thing to do. There are a few new ideas, but not many. That is par for […]

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May Option Selling Ideas

Summary The market is in rally mode, likely short-term, there’s very few options to be traded. Sometimes doing little to nothing, while waiting out existing positions is the way to go. There a few new ideas, but not many. Sometimes the market is just too hard. Each month, I will […]

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Time To Short Europe

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March Option Selling Ideas

Each month at about options expiration I will post a new set of option trades that you can look to make. I will focus on: Selling cash-secured puts on stocks that we would like to own and are approaching support. Covered call writing on stocks that are rallying but hitting […]

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Antero is a Gas

One of the things that those who are calling for lower oil just don’t understand is that the fracking industry is just not going to flood the market with oil. That means there won’t be this sudden influx of associated gas – gas that comes with oil production.  How do […]